• Fashion

The Wayside Chapel just made your op-shopping a lot easier

You can now shop their eclectic, high-fashion store online 

There’s nothing we love more than a good op-shop find, some of our favourite clothing items have been unearthed while thrifting, so it brings us great joy to discover a new destination to buy second hand. 

Wayside Chapel has launched The Wayside Chapel Op-Shop, an online platform for their social enterprise op-shops, as a direct result of COVID-19, fusing fundraising with circular fashion. 

Stock will be updated daily at 3pm from Monday to Saturday, expect high-end, pre-loved and sometimes brand new donated designer fashion for men, women and children.

Wayside Chapel’s spokesperson Janine Huan says the initiative is about bringing sustainable fashion to Australia, while simultaneously bringing the community back into Wayside.

“There will be a huge impact for us, we walk with our visitors on a journey so they have everything they need to get back on their feet, whether it’s housing, health referrals or legal help. We give them the tools and walk beside them for however long it takes,’’ she says.

Wayside Chapel has officially appointed stylist, actor, model and sustainability advocate, Christian Wilkins as their ambassador to officially launch the platform.

Wilkins hopes Australians will embrace the opportunity to thrift online.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for fashion lovers all over Australia to be able to shop one of the most iconic and eclectic op shops in the country, ” he says.

“Every dollar they spend goes back to the charity’s important programs and services to support the community.”

Through community fundraising and donations, Wayside Chapel has been able to provide unconditional love, care and assistance for people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic it has continued to provide much-needed care and assistance to an average of 226 people per day through its essential services and programs, with 17,210 instances of support delivered to people experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health issues and social isolation in just a three-month period from April to June 2020.

For more info or to donate visit: The Wayside Chapel  



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